EBay removes ad for sale of human kidney
December 5, 2003 7:03 AM   Subscribe

EBay removes ad for sale of human kidney. Randall told The Sun newspaper that he was trying to raise money for special therapy for his 6-year-old daughter Alice, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Richard Posner shakes fist.
posted by anathema (9 comments total)
Of course, Ebay can restrict their auctions as much as they want. But beyond however distasteful some may find the auctioning of body parts it seems like a perfectly reasonable proposition.
posted by anathema at 7:12 AM on December 5, 2003

Another MeFi "spare parts" discussion.
posted by anathema at 7:15 AM on December 5, 2003

I guess that means that my bid is automatically retracted?
posted by troutfishing at 7:41 AM on December 5, 2003

This man is going to get so much publicity from this he's going to get lots of offers and be able to name his price anyway.
posted by orange swan at 8:03 AM on December 5, 2003

If a fetus is not a person, then it is a part of the mother's body, and can be conveniently purchased using PayPal! Yay!!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:12 AM on December 5, 2003

Richard Posner shakes fist.

posted by PrinceValium at 8:15 AM on December 5, 2003

Selling your own kidney is "perfectly reasonable" only if you don't mind legitimizing the practice of using poor, stupid, or enslaved people as an organ farm for rich people. If science fiction has taught us anything, that kind of thing is one of the defining traits of our nightmarish dehumanizing cyberpunk future.
posted by rcade at 3:26 PM on December 5, 2003

rcade, you just went from a straight to z and ingnored every other letter in the alphabet.
posted by anathema at 8:13 PM on December 5, 2003

posted by anathema at 9:31 PM on December 5, 2003

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